- Medicine India
- Generic Medicines
- Pharmacology For Guargum
GuargumAbout GuargumA dietary fibre (polysaccharide), Adjunctive therapy with Insulin or oral hypoglycaemic.Mechanism of Action of GuargumIt is a dietary fibre (polysaccharide) which forms a viscous gel on contact with water in the intestine. When given just before or along with food it slows gastric emptying, intestinal transit, reduces carbohydrate absorption and lowers blood glucose level. It also lowers serum cholesterol by about 10%.Pharmacokinets of GuargumAbsorption: It is not absorbed but fermented in the colon.Onset of Action for GuargumN/ADuration of Action for GuargumN/AHalf Life of GuargumN/ASide Effects of Guargum1. Flatulence
2. Feeling of fullness
4. Gastric discomfort
Contra-indications of Guargum1. Oesophageal diseases
3. Drug granules not to be taken
Special Precautions while taking Guargum1. Monitor for hypoglycaemia
2. Reduce absorption of other drugs; give 2 to 3 hour gapPregnancy Related InformationN/AOld Age Related InformationN/ABreast Feeding Related InformationN/AChildren Related InformationContraindicatedIndications for Guargum1. Adjunctive therapy with Insulin or oral hypoglycaemicsInteractions for GuargumN/ATypical Dosage for GuargumSachet: Initially 2.5g daily and gradually increases to 5g thrice daily.Schedule of GuargumN/AStorage Requirements for GuargumStore at a temperature below 30 degree C. Keep out of reach of children.Effects of Missed Dosage of GuargumTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of GuargumProvide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.
Home Delivery for Guargum in Your City
Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including guargum.
However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for guargum and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for guargum may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take guargum only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for guargum before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for guargum with the pharmacy.
Guargum is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for guargum might be better known than guargum itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have guargum in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for guargum.